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Now Hiring: Research Associate

Gain invaluable experience at the national center for community development and health.

The Build Healthy Places Network, a program of the Public Health Institute, is the national center bridging community development and health working to reverse the cycle of intergenerational poverty, poor health, and discrimination. Our mission is to transform the way organizations work in community development, finance, and health by accelerating investments and solutions for building healthy, equitable, and prosperous communities. We achieve our mission by connecting leaders and practitioners across sectors, providing education and training, curating resources and examples of what works, and building capacity for cross-sector collaboration.

The Network is currently seeking a part or full time Research Associate to support our team as we develop our place-based strategy and roll out various place-based research projects this summer. Working closely with the Director of National Programs, primary responsibilities will include supporting writing/research activities, providing overall administrative support to client projects, and working with the team to streamline systems for the Network’s growing place-based consulting work.

The position is located at the Network office in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Salt Lake City, UT and is expected to be a minimum of 20 hours per week with room for up to 40 hours per week for at least three months. We are seeking someone who is creative and deeply committed to advancing equity.

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The Network is a young organization dedicated to innovation and continued growth while improving the health and well-being of people living in our most under-resourced communities. To accomplish this, we recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, sexual-orientation, etc. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

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We are housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. PHI is at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search in 2019.

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position based in San Francisco, CA.
  • This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.

How to Apply

  • To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link.
  • In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.

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